Wednesday, April 29, 2009

♥ Busy Busy Busy !

Yes, that is how I felt often! Well there is always the honey. 

I bet you guys had forgotten about me! I don't blame you! I  am so freaking busy these days ( then again I am kind of always busy!).  Let's see what I had been up to ::

♥ I am spending a lot of time with Halley Boo (my 9 weeks old kitten), brought him to the vet and yes I know I told you guys it is a female but the vet felt his miniscule testicles and happy told me "It is a boy!!!!" ( after all, we are in China). I was shocked! GOODNESS!!!!! I had been raising  him like a girl all these weeks! I had been combing his hair 100 times before he sleeps, accessorizing him with little clips and ribbons ! His litter box is pink, his small cushion is pink , his food bowl is pink and his nail polish is pink ( just kidding but THERE IS nail polish for kittens!!!!). 

Duhz... well, at least that explains his super speedy growth, his pretty aggressive nature and his sloppy eating habit! LOL! I am not too bother really, he is such a fun and affectionate kitten, it is a really pleasure watching him grow! 

I love to watching him sleep. It is nice when I can see he felt safe with us and love sleeping near us!

My friend bought her cat over for a play date. Dimanche is a four year old handsome tom cat! You can see Halley is trying to steal the food! LOL!

♥ I am preparing my trip to Melbourne ( YAH!!!!!) , gosh  I need a break so badly! I am a little worried though because I am not sure if it is easy to get around there. I need to Google abit more. Anyway, the idea of chilling out with Lilien, my super fun God sister really makes me very happy! I know the both of us is going to hunt down the best bargain in town and make everyone back home super envious!

Lovely necklace ! By Arete

♥ I am finally able to find a decent supplier for my deco tapes! Perhaps because I am an expat here and my Mandarin is not very good, I might been deem as not one of the local hence the suppliers are abit wary to deal a lot with me. 

After 6 months of spending a lot of money at their stores, I am so happy to say I had established a good relationship with many of them! The last batch of tapes, I manage to get it at wholesale prices! God, that means, approx 40% to 60% off!!!! Yeah!!!!!! It sure took awhile but perhaps I did not buy in bulk so that is why they are reluctant to give wholesale prices.  

I am in the mist of reducing my prices for my deco tapes and changing my listings. I hope to complete it by 30th April but changing 1800 listings can be a daunting task! Lucky for me, I have loads of coffee, cds and a warm kitten to keep me company!


♥ I had been officially selling on Etsy for 4 months  and it is really an experience for me. I find this site to be really quite different from eBay in all ways pleasant.   Etsy buyers are much more polite, friendly and positive!  I truly enjoy selling on Etsy.

I do learnt a lot too. I mean, I had used various ways to give discount to buyers and it did worked but after doing some serious calculations and studying the buying trends in my store. It seems that 75% of my buyers typically buy less than 10 items.  They buy 6 to 8 items per order on average.  

I received approx 21 convos asking me to explain the old discount rates.  I do not blame them really, it is really quite confusing even to me. 21 convos in 6 months is not good, I know I need to do something about this.

So I was brainstorming and with the supplier's wholesale discount, I gathered I can merge these two events together. I can lower my prices and this would benefit 75% of my buyers who buys less than 10 items.

For those who buys 10 items, I can give them a 10% discount and if they buy 20 items, it would be 15% discount. Just giving two discount rates, I hope it would help to make it easier for buyers to calculate and more free ways to include any items, instead of specific categories.

I have approx 30 IHeart members now and I really appreciate them a lot!  They should not be to affected with the new rates. I hope this would make them happy too! :)

♥ As I had mentioned I would be on holiday soon and my stores would be closed from 4th May to 21st May.  I am using this time to recoup, regroup and re-troop ( I don't think there is this word but it kind of rhythms so I use it).   I have many many plans for May to July, read on ::

a) There would be a Featured Seller here every weekend till July. I am reviewing the sellers as we speak. I love doing Featured Seller posts and I hope it is a way I can help give back to the Etsy community.

b) The last Blog Giveaway was really a lot of fun! The next one would be in June.  Do look out for the details here late May.  

c)  This blog is about 3 months old I think and I also want to use my vacation time to see which direction I want this to go. The purpose is to promote Etsy and it's sellers , I want to see if I can do a store directory here .  Perhaps a weekly update about each store's special offer or new items. 

d) I am going to source for more stuff for my IHeart eCrater store. I love listing there! So easy and I am starting to come out of the Handmade/ Supplies mentality and see if I can list more categories like headbands, hair clips and more household items!

Indeed, I am blessed to be in this place, this time, this era and this body! Thank you all for being so nice and read my blog!

COMING UP THIS WEEK :: I am featuring  a vintage seller and look out for the next Finder's Keepers !


Saturday, April 25, 2009

♥ ETSY DAY 24th April 2009

T♥DAY IS  ETSY DAY!!! Finally someone took the brave initial and after a lot of hard work and positivity, thanks to schugirl!!  Etsy now has her own day! Etsy now has approx 200,000 and more sellers and is home to thousands of wonderful stores!

There are a whole lot of threads on the forum, everyone is busying twittering, blogging and doing their part to let more people know about our beloved site! I thought I would join in by Twittering and blogging about this day. 

I also decided to throw a 15% storewide sale at my IHeart store! Please kindly show your support for wonderful handmade crafts and supplies by visiting Etsy today!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

♥ Jacarandadesigns - Beautiful Hand Made Jewelries, Featured Seller Series


As you all can see, I do love to feature Etsy sellers! I always have a lot of fun and I learnt many things from them! I get a lot of insights into their craft and life. I am always glad when they agreed to be interview by me!:)  I plan to have a featured seller every week now and I sincerely hope somehow this would let more people see not just the products but to understand and get to know the artist behind each piece too.

I am thrilled today to have Jane , Etsy store owner of Jacarandadesigns this week. I am not very much a jewelry lover and personally I am fussy as hell when it comes to them. I like my jewelries clean, fuss free and in the other words, I quite boring.  So Jane really amazed me with her range of lovely earrings, bracelets, necklace , rings and more! I mean, she uses such a wide range of beads, crystals and metals!  She does not seems to be confined to one style at all and I bet her mind run as free as horses on a wide plain. I felt caught up in her world and yes, indeed,  it was quite a journey as I shop through her store!

Let's chat with her and be prepared to be dazzled!



♥ When I first enter your store, I was amazed by the wide range of jewelries you had created! I can see that you really make a lot of effort to makes these lovely items, can you tell us when you started making jewelries and what motivated you to open a store on Etsy?

I've always been creative, dabbling in all kinds of crafts and arts and I've always loved wearing jewelry. A few years ago, I went to a beading class with a friend and I was hooked. At the time I was battling an illness and I found jewelry making very therapeutic. I made so many items that I gave to family and friends but then I found many people asking me to sell them pieces of jewelry that I had made. It just took off from there. My sister was one of the first sellers on Etsy. She convinced me that Etsy would be a wonderful place to sell my jewelry.

♥ How does each creation comes about? For example, do you start with an idea, then source for the material or the other way around?

I wouldn't say I have a set process. Whenever I see beads and findings that I like and can imagine in a piece of jewelry, I snap them up. When I make jewelry, I usually start with a base color and then put tons of my beads on my table where I can see all the colors and then pick certain ones that complement each other. About twice a week, I take out all my photography equipment and take tons of shots of the new pieces. I like to list something new on my shop almost every day.

♥ I see you uses many different types of media for your craft, which is your favorite ? Can you recommend us something pretty to wear for a) a date b) a family outing c) an anniversary ?

I enjoy working with all forms of beads and beading materials but I think I'd have to say Japanese Miyuki and Toho beads. That is the type of bead I used for the Love Knot Bracelet. They come in so many different colors and they retain their color over the years.

For a date, make an impression with Tons and Tons of Gorgeous Pearls Necklace

For a family outing, maybe one of my posy bracelets. The Shades of Green Posy Bracelet

And for the anniversary, definitely the Love Is In The Air Silver Love Knot Bracelet

♥ And yes, we love to know more about you too! Tell us a little about your childhood, your career, your likes and dislikes.

I am 42 and married with two very energetic boys. We live just west of Toronto, Canada. I was in the IT industry for twenty years before packing it in and pursuing my passion, making jewelry. I’ve always been quite creative, dabbling in sewing, embroidery, painting, drawing etc. but for a long time, these hobbies were left on the backburner. Like most moms, my life is fairly hectic but very rewarding. I love cooking. I have a huge collection of cookbooks so I’m always experimenting with new recipes. I love gardening, photography, cross country skiing, cycling and traveling.

 I am sure, like a lot of us, you love Etsy too. Want to share a few of your favorite sellers with us?

I have mostly bought supplies on Etsy but the store that I keep going back to look at and hopefully will buy from is catherinereece.

 Lastly, please let us know what other fun sweet creation we can be expecting for Spring and Summer!

I'm inspired by the colors in the natural environment that surrounds us. I love gardening and take loads of photos of my flowers and others each spring, summer and fall.
When I'm creating jewelry, I often go back and look at many of these shots and draw inspiration from the hues, shades and shapes. So I will be continuing to create
jewelry that draws upon the colors and elements of my garden.

♥ Do you sell your wonderful accessories in any other site or places other than Etsy? Where else can we find you?

Not currently. But hopefully once I am more established on Etsy, I will be able to branch out to other sites.

Thanks again Jane for letting us have a peek into your life and enchanted world. I personally am in love with all the beautiful  Love Is In The Air Silver Love Knot Bracelet above!  Do spend sometimes in her store! You would come out soothed, calm and refreshed, I did.:)

♥ Jane's Etsy Store

♥ Her Sweet Blog!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

♥ So You Want To Join The Circus And Start Selling Online ? Part I

Running an online business can be tough, seriously tough. I can assure you many sellers would tell you that. I am by no means experienced but I had served over 2500 customers over the past 3 years ( two and half years on eBay and six months on Etsy) and I think perhaps I should recorded some of what I had learn these years. It is purely subjective and don't drink in everything I said, it is just for my own record too. Perhaps I can look back at this post 2 years later and laugh.

What you love, most probably another 1000 people would hate and vs versus.

It is always wonderful to sell what you personally like. I started this way with headbands, I had the widest range of headbands on eBay back then.  I choose to sell what I like, the colors and the designs. 

Then I realized that most people still prefer basic earthly colors ( which I dislike). I was reluctant to add dull colors and prints but hey they are the ones that sold out the fastest. Buyers still likes to buy items that has more mileage in terms of cost and fashion changes. 

This store and her items totally made my day! So cute and original!!!! Why choose black when you can be erm .. birdbrain for a day ?LOL!! 

Slowly I learn, that even if  I do not like the items, many people out there does.  I have to balance my passion with making money. I made enough off the basic colors headbands to indulge in the more unusual prints and colors,  hardly sold any but made me happy to have them in the store. Then sometimes, sooommmeee timeesss ... a buyer would come and buyer 10 of your favorite prints, it is the best feeling most of all, finding a person in this big world who loves what you love.

Tools , Stools And Loos

B) Expect to work your ass off for the first 6 months when you have a new store, cancel all holiday plans, all sick plans, all long weekends, take a long hard look at your loved ones as you may not really "see" them for a long time,  they load your vitamins, eye drops,  coffee coffee coffee and invest in a super thick, duck / goose feather cushion , your back will thank you for all the hours on your chair. Find a good chair with some holes on the cushion, you will need loads of ventilation over that area for the hours you put in . If not, there is always cream for Nappy Rash.

Get a decent camera. The pictures are crucial to selling online. Pray for sun everyday ( especially if you stay in UK or Shanghai) , really items photographed with good sunlight always turns out wonderful!

Honestly.. if I have this chair, I would not be weary of work at all!

Wow, awesome prints and it has duck feather pad!!! Grab it!!!

Load your Ipod with music ( don't even think about putting them in your hard drive , unless you own several, the stock photos would overtake them very soon). A good selection of Jazz, Bossa Nova, French music always helps me relax and makes me feel really positive when I list. I choose Techno or Hip Hop when I am really sleeply, helps to perk me up a little. I never listen to sad ballads because the few times I do so, I describe everything as dull, dark, mustard, mud etc... 

Buy a good weighting machine, best if it can weigh up to 5 kg. A big calculator, set the decimal points to 2 spaces , by the 18th hour of working, you tend to see more zeros than usual.  A measuring tape with inches, foot, yard, cm readings on it. Buy a good one, it will last you forever unless your rabbit chewed into half ( like mine did). 

Fill 2 liters of water everyday when you first start and position yourself near to the toilet if possible. When you are in the excitement of listings and selling, you tend to forget to drink and pee. You end up a power seller but look like a raisins by the end of 6th month.

In the end, if you can still see the A or E on your key pad, if your doctor declare you a strong physically and mentally healthy person, if you still cannot convert inches to cm in seconds, if your right thumb does not start twitching involuntarily sometimes , you are not working hard enough.

Ass sore from listing and promoting? Betcha Love This Cool Bath Soak!

♥ If your family, friends, colleague, mother-in-law like your wares, you might be doomed.

Yes, again, we love to think our wares are the best on earth and everyone would love them like you do.  Think again carefully how many people are like you?  Do not confuse them liking your stuff with them being alike with you.

I got a big lesson, I had always been a fan of those sweet Japanese eco bags. I always carried one with me and got a lot of nice compliments from friends, strangers, colleagues etc. I though WOW, it should sell like hot cakes if I got some! I sourced for them and well, they did not so much fly off the shelves as crawl off like a snail. 

So I thought, perhaps well since my friends and all love them, I should give them as gifts! They should be happy! Well... guess what, they did not want them.. I mean they politely refuse. I realized then yes they like it but it is not their style to carry eco bags. They like it on me but they do not want to use one ( citing awkward handles and troublesome origami style folding which they find it hard with their clumsy big hands ).

Yes, I end up with enough eco bags to change one every day for 3 months and ironically that makes me not eco friendly at all. I learned to take the praises and compliments of my loved ones with 3 scoop of salt and dilute further with a gallon of bleach.

The rule of my twitching thumb is : if my loved ones oohhhh ahhhh woooowwww wwwweeee over my items BUT do not rush in line to buy ANY of Them. I think twice before selling them ( the items not my loved ones). 

 Erm... the title is really given in the listing! Not by me!

♥ The Customer Is Always Right *Bah

Honestly I wish I can kill the cow who coin this phrase. We all know it is not true but since we had been so brainwashed by society to believe it is true, we just accept it without much thought. It is so not true. I do get really awful buyers who are just so demanding, I even include the moon a few times but still they are not happy.  No, customers are not always right.  Forgive them if they insult you, your family, your lineage and your dog. They had been brainwashed too. They think " I think I order black but this is charcoal black, I think I am in the wrong but since they always says "Customer Is Always Right", I am the customer... hmm..Gee! I MUST BE RIGHT!" 

Elegant and soothing scrabble tile necklace.

It is a good thing I do not encountered them much but when I do, I get upset, I felt insulted, wronged, there are no justice on earth, I am the most pitiful girl on earth, where is my silk robe, my feather boa, my long couch and really where is my Ben And Jerry's?  

Then I get mad at myself for feeling this way. I am not in the wrong, really, she ordered charcoal black, not black! Even if I got it wrong, can't she tell me nicely, I would have sent the other piece for free immediately! I used to whined, pined, dined ( eating has always been important to me) , sighed for a few days. I do that, rudeness affects me deeply. Why can't people be civil? There is no need for name callings, dig up my old ancestors sexual history,unusual and disturbing accusations and a 3 paragraphs email over a $3.95 headband ??? 

Now after 3 years, I learnt to take it all in perspective and more time efficiently. When I encountered one,  I would write the buyer's name and hit it with a soft pillow 1o times , in 1 minute I am done and life goes on.

Seriously, you will meet one one day. If you do, you will get upset, maybe cry a little, feel worthless a little but you will be fine. Don't let someone who did not raise you up, put you through school, take you to the prom , hold your hair when you puke ever put you down and out.

♥ I Love My Regulars

You know who you are :). I really do appreciate my regular buyers, without whom I cannot sustain my business.  Every first customer who buys from you has the potential to be a regular. Hence it is very important to be absolutely nice to them ( and sincerely too).  Sometimes, you have only one chance to impress, dazzle them with your packaging, your emails , shipping time and remember them by name when they come back. 

Fabulous Set Of Tags to Make Your Customers Smile!

I do not profess to do all the above but I tried my best whenever I can. I mean, I am honored they actually trusted their hard earned money with me and buy my very lovely things from my very lovely store ( sorry, self promote a bit). I once had a customer who told me she got USD 100 as a birthday gift from her parents and she promptly spend it in my store. That really touches me very deeply. Even now, I just feel so... thankful and grateful for that. ;p

Cheerful and pretty buttons any Etsy lovers would love! A very nice way of sending as small gifts for your customers!
♥ I Am A Lover Not A Fighter

I hate competitors. I am a coward, I always profess not wanting to join any contest, games, TV reality shows, to be Paris Hilton BBF is because I am a lover, not a fighter. *Bah. Truth is, I hate losing. I hate to compete with others. I hardly played well with others, how can I then even compete?

Lover or Fighter? You can be both!

Still, competition is inevitable on online selling. Even if you have a super duper unique product that only you have, you will still find copycats copying your duper product ( since it had been copied, it is no long super nor unique).  I try to steel clear as much as I can but I do can caught up going all paranoid over what others are doing, selling. I became for awhile, angry, bitter and total stress out trying to think of ways to beat the others at this game. Well, seriously it is difficult. I wasted a lot of time being angry and raising my fist to heavens so many times had rendered my right hand numb for 2 minutes once.

I learn to let go. I mean, seriously there will be competitors but why should I expect it to be different from retails malls? I mean, in malls, there are so many stores competing for businesses, it is the norm. On the flip side, I too , am deemed a competitor in some other sellers' eyes, I too, had been their source of right hand numb syndrome. I realize then to be a business woman, I have to always calculated my potential competitors in the equations. 

They can be of help too in my decision making. I am always trying to price my items the best I could, sometimes I overpriced without knowing since I tend to compare it with the prices in the Mall.  When I studied my competitors' prices, I can then make a better decision as I have an idea what the market is.  Sometimes my competitors undercut my prices a lot, I have to be careful not to follow suit. The problem is , once I lower my prices, they might further do so too. Then I would if I am foolish enough to lower my prices to match theirs and in the end, no one gets a decent profit margin. I have to make sure first that I am comfortable with my prices. No point making loads of sales, look good on Etsy sales number and earn only $0.50 in each transaction. Been there, done that, I am done with making $0.89 an hour.

♥ Not Making A Lot Of Money But It Is Because I CHOOSE NOT TO ( really..)

I observed a lot of sellers over the last 3 years.  I guess we all admire those that constantly have fabulous sales and wonder if we will ever be like them.  I use to dream about being like them and fancy hiring an assistant to help me ship and packed. Well, now I do not think I would ever be.  I tried, trust me, at one point, I had 6 stores selling different things. I Squidoo, Twitter, StumbleUpon, MySpace, Facebook, spray my store names on a wall in Paris, Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai and even the parallel Universes , whatever it is , I had tried them. 

I was exhausted.

Yes, it yield results, I do have great sales but the constant updating, listings , sourcing for inventory and trying to have a life burns me out. I was depress even though I have a lot of digital money on Paypal.  I was miserable. I am too afraid to hire anyone to help me as I know I have my slow sales months, I might not be able to pay him/her.  This is kind of stupid honestly because in retrospect, no good business person would ever think like that.  I mean, to be successful, one has to think far, be disciplined and I believe at that point, if I hire an assistant, I would be making more money and two heads are better than one. 

Anyway, I decided to close 3 stores, sold one, left 2 and I am much much happier. I have lesser money but at least I do not get startled when I see Beautiful Geek's face and remembered I have a husband. 

One day, my kid will wear this!

Lesson learnt. I have to admit to myself that I cannot be a 5000 sales a month seller. The most I can handle is 500 sales a month.  I also have to admit I am not that much of a foresight business person and I guess I would always earned just enough to put in my retirement fund ( GOTCHA! See, I am farsighted! I had already thought about retiring in style !LOL!)

Oh my goodness! This post is so long! I must have got carried away again. Oh wait.. this is my blog so I can talk as much as I want! Dang , right thumb twitching again. I will continue the second part next time! Again, the above post is my own experiences and my point of view. Please forgive me if I incidentally offend anyone! You know I love you all!:)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

♥ Nun of a Kind Dolls - Featured Seller Series


You know 1 year ago, if I mention Etsy to my friends or family members, I would not be too bothered when they told they did not heard about this wonderful site. 1 year later, NOW, if they still had not check it out, I would look at them with pity in my eyes. I mean.. oh man.. they are so MISSING OUT. 

They would retort with one can buy things easily in one's country , after all , everything is Made In China. If I heard this complacent sentence one more time, I would... look at them with even more pity and sadness. Everything is SO NOT CHINA MADE! Anyway, I will blog about China Made stuff next week. 

Today I am going to introduce a seller whose items I can't find in Singapore, in China or in my dreams. Not too bad really, cause they exist in real life. I want to show you someone who created such inspiration and unique dolls. Everytime I see them, I smile and start to think who should I buy them for!  It is definitely a store I would check in very often when I need a special gift!  

I am thrilled to feature  Nunofakind ( yes, all the puns are intended!) today!  It's owner and creator Linda is such a positive and friendly lady! She makes beautiful Nuns dolls and her word play is wicked too ( check out her listings titles!) . I had a really nice time reading her interview she had so kindly granted me.  I wish I can load all her dolls on my site ( I would feel blessed barnun ;p). Nuntheless  (I am getting good at this!) , I know where I can find her anytime anyway.:)

1) Every time I see your Nuns dolls, I remember my encounter with some of them! They ( the Nuns) are indeed very human and very fun people to be with. How did you come up with such usually and very inspiring dolls ?

The “Nun of a Kind” collection began with the creation of an ornament made for teachers who had presented their version of “Sister Act” at my son’s school. That, along with the fact that it occurred to me that like the “Sisters”, we all share different “habits”, was the beginning of the collection which now has around 80 different “Sisters”! Some of my teachers at elementary school were nuns, and I remember them fondly. My music teacher, Sister St. Louis, was also a wonderful influence in my life.

2) How does each creation comes about? For example, do you start with an idea, then source for the material or the other way around?

Often, the idea begins with a request from a customer. For example, a customer wanted something for her hairdresser, and “Sister Curlotta” was “born”. In some cases, I do find items which I think might be a nice “fit” for the characters, and then I go about creating the name. It is choosing of the name which is the most fun….. I love puns and word play, so this challenges me in that regard.

3) Do you sell your sweet dolls in any other site or places other than Etsy? Where else can we find you?

I do have my own personal site in which customers can see the nuns in their “habit-at”! There are 50 sisters pictured there at the moment, and also some items in the “Nunderware” section for other ‘nun” items. My Artfire site is as well, and as Artfire grows, it will be another great venue at which to sell. "Etsy", ( of course, is an absolutely wonderful place to sell....and to buy!

4) Do you accept custom make orders and normally how long it takes for you to complete a doll?

Custom orders are my specialty! Customers contact me with their request, and through email, and digital pictures, we are able to create their custom nun together, as they give approval before the final item is shipped.

5) I am sure a lot of us come across Nuns in our countries, can you tell us some stories about them?

I have had several letters from nuns from all sorts of religious orders, and their message is that they are happy that the “sisterhood” is being kept alive through the creation of these nun dolls and others. There have been a few new sisters to orders who have received these as commemorative gifts. Also, sisters who are celebrating anniversaries of their entry into their vocation have received their personalized “Sisters”. However, the intent was that women in general would buy and receive these sisters to remind us that we are all sisters of sorts, and all types of interests, occupations, etc. are addressed in the "Sisterhood".

6) And yes, we love to know more about you too! Tell us a little about your childhood, your career, your likes and dislikes.

I have created items, particularly characters, for many years, and usually exhibit at art and craft shows. My entry into internet sales started about a year ago. I have an interest in knitting, crocheting, painting, and quilting, but for the most part, I am devoting most of my time to this business. This is what I hope will be my full-time career at this point in my life!

7) I am sure, like a lot of us, you love Etsy too. Want to share a few of your favorite sellers with us?

I am especially drawn to the jewelry that is sold on “Etsy”. I have purchased some unique gifts for friends on the site. There are so many fantastic sellers on “Etsy” that it is difficult to “narrow it down” to just a few favorites. I love looking at the “Pounce” section and have discovered many new shops that way.

8) Lastly, please let us know what other fun sweet creation we can be expecting for Spring and Summer!

There will always be more “sisters” joining the collection. In addition, there will be many “one of a kind” angels, Santas, and ornaments added to the shops.
For new items, and news from the “Sisterhood”, please visit the “Nun of a Kind” blog at and follow me on Twitter at

I had loads of fun doing this post! I like Nuns, I always feel there are more to them under their "habits" and thanks Linda for affirming that. In this sometimes crazy and sad world, I feel good, calm, soothed whenever I see them, like everything is just going to be alright. I will think about what doll I would like one for myself.  Once again, she loves to do custom listings (yay!!!) and super reasonable shipping rates! You can hang out with her at :

Linda's Stores:

Her Twitter :

Her Super Cute Blog!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Things have been moving so fast for me these days! I keep loading new items and it was truly joyful sourcing for them, seeing them in person and listing them!  I really love my store. I mean, everyone loves their store I know but for me , it is like truly fun for me to browse in my own store too! I list so much that sometimes I forgot what there are!

I had a few buyers who told me I had a good eye for items. I do hope so! I love a lot of things and I can only sell what I like. I try working in a boutique once and I did not like the clothes the shop is selling, going to work everyday then was a torture! It was so hard to convince the buyers that they look good when erm.. they don't. I am totally blessed and happy to be able to sell what I love.  Let me show you some of the items I recently listed! 

Recently I am crazy about cotton tapes! I am trying to see if I can incorporated them in my handmade items but they are too pretty to use! Find them all here!

These round stickers are such darlings! Use them to decorate your bottle, boxes or packages!

The South Koreans are truly talented, if you see the whole range of stickers set they created you be amazed at their creativity!

This set is one of my best seller. Super cute and colorful!

Pony Brown is very well loved brand in Korea and overseas too. This is their LATEST set! 

I specialize in food and animal stickers too! You can find over 500 different types of stickers in my store!

Another one of my great love! I really am amazed by today's stamp! There are every imaginable themes! I have over 180 style listed too!

I have so much more to show you  but you can view all of my items here in my store! I wish I have more time to use all these fun items. Seriously I think I have enough to last me for generations! LOL! I do not know why I buy so much but then again I simply cannot resist!!!!LOL!